Steve: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Steve

Steve

Pronunciation: STEEV (key)

Origin of the name Steven:

From the Latin Stephanus, which is from the Greek Stephanos, a name derived from stephanos (a crown, a garland). The name is borne in the Bible by St Stephen, one of the seven chosen to assist the apostles, and the first Christian martyr. Var: Stefan, Stefen, Stefon, Stephan, Stephon, Stevan, Steven, Stevon. Short: Steve.

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Steve is one of the quintessential "regular guy" names, like Joe and Jack, which are usually nicknames for more formal ones but take on a life of their own.

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Stevie, Valley House Service, SpongeBob, Cookie Monster

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Famous real-life people named Steve: | Edit

Steve Saleen, American founder and CEO of Saleen, Incorporated
Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
Steve McQueen, American actor
Steve Carell, American actor
Steve Jobs, American computer mogul
Steve Winwood, English musician
Steve Earle, American musician
Steve-O (born Steven Gilchrist Glover), American television personality
Steve Phillips, baseball executive and sports commentator

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Steve Rogers, Captain America (Marvel comics character)
Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman's boyfriend (DC comics character)
Steve Brady, Miranda Hobbes' on-and-off boyfriend, later husband, on the HBO series "Sex and the City"
Steve Austin, from "The Six Million Dollar Man"

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